Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Fastest Growing Fraud

It looks like identity theft fraudsters are at it again. As if ''true-name'' or traditional identity theft is not bad enough, it looks like ''synthetic'' identity theft is an even bigger challenge that is wreaking havoc with millions of credit reports across the...

Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of Identity Theft

Identity theft is alive and well. An article posted on WRAL.com reports that the identities of hundreds of doctors, dentists and nurses across Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina were recently used to fraudulently file hundreds of federal and state tax returns. The...

Student Loan Fraud – A National Problem Gone Global

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 enables qualified students to receive grants and loans so they can achieve their educational dreams. While government financial aid can help college students to have a better future, it also is an opportunity for...

Guest Writer: Geoffrey Slagle

Most fraud is committed through deceitful acts motivated by monetary gain. Although fraudulent crimes involving government benefits or taxes can create enormous headaches for victims, costing taxpayers time and money to rectify, the stakes can be even higher for identity theft and fraud. Not...

Guest Writer: Frank Abagnale

By now you've heard about the recent spate of data breaches that took place over the holiday season with a number of retailers. The stories have ranged from the number of people potentially affected to a growing ''blame game'' between the financial services and...

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

SIRF’s Up

Even when weather conditions look perfect, surfing can be dangerous. A gentle breeze may be blowing and the sun shining, but underneath the ocean, rip tides and strong undertows can be life threatening. Just as die-hard surfers sometimes ignore the dangers of the ocean...

No More Crimes without Fines

When a criminal steals something from a store – let's say an expensive piece of jewelry – he or she usually is required to provide restitution (i.e., give the item back) and receive a punishment, such as a heavy fine and/or jail time. That's...

Paying Respects

There are many ways to pay respects to someone who has died. You can attend the funeral, give a eulogy, send flowers or make a donation to the deceased person's favorite charity. An article in The Washington Post reports that the U.S....

Dream Job

Ever thought about what your dream job would be? Do you want to be the boss? How about running your own company? Want to work out of your house instead of wasting several hours a day stuck in commuter traffic? ...
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